steve shearer, the hunt for lobster
In our view this move is legitimate. Steve Shearer could still be racking a pointscore here. Except for a couple of things.
But first you have to know that it’s Lennox, the Point.
Shearer got out, then he got into this. Who knows maybe he’s carved off about eight boldly linked manoeuvres before deciding to go for the lobster. These local men are big on marine life, and eating it. Ask George Greenough, the guy with gills. Every fish fears him.
How many times have you seen someone ride the roof of a 7′ wave? Well we see it here.
The two basic rules of surfing are that (1) you have to be ON a wave, and (2) you have to be ON your feet. That’s why Einstein was a bodysurfer, he couldn’t figure it out, and that’s why there can be no argument with what Shearer is doing here. He’s riding the roof of the wave – both the feet are planted.
Problem is, so is the head.
This is where you start going negative on a standard scorecard Steve. Up to now, just fine. I’m told that the carnage was severe.
In Australia girt by sea we have lobsters coming out our ears, in fact lobster farmers use grey nurse sharks to move them from pen to pen and the opportunity to catch a wild lobster is rare indeed, when they are found they are almost impossible to extract by hand as they wedge themselves in tight amongst the undersea boulders. Plus they can fucking really nip you hard. Lobsters turn into homicidal little brown bastards when you want them to leave home.
Lennox Head is renowned for it’s Point Lobsters. Worldwide. Last time we saw one on a menu in Paris they were asking $350 per and Shearer is one of the very few watermen who have the skill to pick a wave big enough to suck one of those spiny little mothers out of its hole, this is because he knows where they live. He’s got their domicile sorted.
Plus he has the eyes of an
eagle albatross gannet.
That’s what he’s doing up there, with his head down in the wave – upside down. He’s in the spot and he’s spotted lunch. That lobster must be shitting himself.